any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Allium, of the amaryllis family, having an onion odor and flowers in a round cluster, including the onion, leek, shallot, garlic, and chive.
a substance occurring in garlic bulbs that has antibiotic properties.
In Tennessee and West Virginia, festivals are held to celebrate allium tricoccum, which are also known as wild leeks.
What to Eat: Spring Feast Cookstr.com March 8, 2010
And here we find in several places the bulblets of a wild garlic, allium Canadense, which grows on the river bottom.
Seed Dispersal William J. Beal
Moly seems to have been allium moly, one of the onion or garlic family.
The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
A species of allium, with purple flowers and broad strap-shaped leaves, was the most plentiful of all.
Western Himalaya and Tibet Thomas Thomson
But underneath their covert, in the shade, grey periwinkles wind among the snowy drift of allium.
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece John Addington Symonds
There are several kinds of Muilla, much like Brodiaea and very much like allium, but with no onion taste or smell.
Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Margaret Armstrong
According to Roxburgh,243 allium ascalonicum is much cultivated in India.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
From the bruised bulbs or cloves of allium sativum, or garlic.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
But why should not all the other allium species be propagated by planting the bulbs?
A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman
An extremely good subject is offered by the common wild onion (allium Canadense), which flowers about the last of May.
Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany Douglas Houghton Campbell
any plant of the genus Allium, such as the onion, garlic, shallot, leek, or chive: family Alliaceae
noun a fear of garlic Word Origin allium ‘garlic’
the quality or state of universality or totality. Historical Examples This: that by knowing the unreality of disease, sin, and death, you demonstrate the allness of God. Unity of Good Mary Baker Eddy God’s law reaches and destroys evil by virtue of the allness of God. No and Yes Mary Baker Eddy Or oneness of […]
a combining form meaning “other,” used in the formation of compound words (allotrope) and in chemistry to denote the more stable of two geometric isomers. . Historical Examples allo told me they would never rest till they had taken a tower in open fight. Puck of Pook’s Hill Rudyard Kipling He was, and they were […]
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